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Nuts (1987)

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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

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Aaron Levinsky
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Rose Kirk
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Arthur Kirk
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Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
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Francis MacMillan
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Judge Stanley Murdoch
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Allen Green
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Clarence Middleton
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Paul Benjamin ...
Harry Harrison
Warren Manzi ...
Saul Kreiglitz
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Dr. Johnson
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Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman ...
16 year-old Claudia
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A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

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20 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,152,529 (USA)
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Quotes

Francis MacMillan: Do you believe Dr. Morrison is acting out of a personal motive?
Claudia Draper: No, I'm sure he believes what he believes. He thinks whores are girls who hang out on 8th Avenue and stick needles in their arms. He knows whores aren't nice white girls from nice white families. He knows that just as sure as he knows his wife is at home cleaning the oven. Isn't that right Herbie? But what if he's wrong? What if his wife is out balling the insurance salesman? What if he doesn't know his ass from his elbow? What if ...
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Contrived but rewarding...
4 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Nuts is a pretty good movie considering just how miscast Barbra Streisand is in the lead role. Streisand plays an escort who's been charged with murder and she really pulls all the stops out - it's a good performance - but she's all wrong for the part. Too poised, too certain, her own personality pokes through the role at times. Her own vanity also pokes through (she's lit like the Virgin Mary in her first shot, I cracked up laughing), probably because she's playing a character so much younger than she is. Still, Nuts is one of those solid adaptations of a play where characters have secrets that need to be stripped away under duress, in public of course. Don't be fooled into thinking it's a lost classic but it is good old-fashioned entertainment.


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